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the bay area. >> from california, here's the saratoga marching band and color guard. students from every continent on the globe is represented in the band. they played the "2012 american overture." >> i watched it this morning. they were spectacular. the saratoga marching band and color guard was 1 of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in this parade. >>> still ahead at 11:00, strategy turned into a valuable lesson. friends of a young woman speak out. >>> and a massive pileup in texas. we'll tell you what sparked the crash involving more than 150 vehicles. >>> and it's a choice that has niners fans taking sides. smith or cap nick. >>> we are tracking a cold night tonight for black friday shoppers. temperatures are plummeting in the north bay with low 40s. we'll tell you who could hit 30s. no travel delays due to weather if you're picking somebody up from the airports it looks good. we'll tell you about the travel trouble spots on the roads. >> also, my nieces, cindy and mckenzie in oklahoma. happy holidays and happy thanksgiving. >>> two people are dead and dozens more are spendin
of moisture stretching from the tropics across the pacific ocean into not northern california but the pacific northwest. there is a reason why it's due west of us then getting shoved up to the north. that reason is a large area of high pressure. kind of acting like a shield if you will not allowing that storm or any of the next several storms to get anywhere close to us. high pressure totally in control. there will be plenty of plenty of storms riding in. but great for tomorrow, shoppers getting good deals. saturday through tuesday we are talking about highs near 70 mainly sunny skies. only fly in the ointment is heat will be working overtime because clear nights will be chilly nights and especially north of the golden gate you may be foggy as well and some tule fog in the central valley as well over towards sacramento, south of bakersfield. livermore tomorrow, gorgeous. black friday, 70 degrees. 70 for san jose. redwood city 69. upper 60s for san rafael. san francisco, napa and vallejo. it's going to be beautiful outside tomorrow. saturday beautiful, sunday gorgeous. top of the next week kid
charged with driving under the influence. back live now, california's maximum enforcement period continues until 11:59 on sunday evening. for now, that is the very latest here in the east bay. pam? >> all right, charles, thanks for that. again, charles clifford checking in for us. traffic seeming to move right along. >> all right. we're tracking traffic as well here. check out the speeds on the map. you can see where charles was on the bay bridge. there are slow eastbound speeds. look at a closer look. speeds of 0 to 25 miles per hour heading eastbound on the bay bridge. the problem starts here on 101, an accident near fifth street you can here heading to marin into san francisco can be a little bit problematic as speeds are slow there. 880, 580 in the east bay look good and continue to track the traffic this thanksgiving to and from their destinations. >> and tonight, we showed you the plaza. where are we starting? fast track moving good with no problems. golden gate bridge, traffic moving well northbound and southbound no back-up for those heading over for their thanksgiving dinner. the
by basing it in another country. >>> the first auction of california's cap and trade pollution permits will generate less money than expected. the first sale only raised $289 million. lawmakers hoped to raise $1 billion by june. there are two more auctions planned in february and may. >>> thousands of people earned their right to extra thanksgiving calories this morning in the south bay. >> the turkey trot drew 25,000 runners. there were serious runners and the folk whose took part in the costume contest. all of the money raised go to three different charities. >> people less fortunate, always like to help. every little thing we can do. nice to help. >> participates were also encouraged to bring canned food. >>> officials say they will rebuild their port to with stand a tsunami. the japanese earthquake triggered a tsunami. they will spend $54 million to rebuild. they will extend 16 feet above the water so it won't rip off the docks. >>> just perfect weather today across the bay area. lots of sunshine. felt mild out there with temperatures back up to the mid- 60s. we will warm things up
to the woman's friend. they are looking for a 2004 ford taurus of w a california license plate number of 6pkl1122. >>> an investigation into a kansas drug ring. the me da see know coast residents are -- mendacino coast residents are accused of selling marijuana that raked in $17 million from 2005 to 2012. the trials are expected to be held in kansas city kansas. >>> our time is 7:11 and believe it or not there was more violence along the border of gaza. what both sides are saying about how this is going to affect the cease fire. >>> and it's been hit by dozens of tsunamis, how officials in crescent city are trying to tsunami proof their fort. . >>> except for fog, it's going to be a nice day. temperatures starting off from 30s to 50s. mostly sunny, highs in the 60s. >>> the cease fire in the middle east, it's still in place despite violence, as soon as the truce started. israeli soldiers killed a 20- year-old palestinian and wounded two dozen more this morning. a group of palestinian protesters came too close to a border fence. hamas has tried to pull crowds away signaling the deaths will not
of these various places. dallas, texas. you have a store in maryland. you have stores here in california that we're expecting later in the day. so tlar number of stores across the country where we're seeing more of these protests. but walmart says you have to look beyond just the bodies there. when they look at who showed up and walked off the shop, only about 50 employees did not show up as they were scheduled. they're saying they have the same number of employees who didn't show up for work last year as they had this year. so what walmart is saying is they believe and they keep pushing this, is this is a union-backed effort that as far as the walmart employees, they believe this is limited. talk to some of these people in the picket lines today and they will tell you that this is a very important move for them. that they are hoping to make a message on a potent shopping day. >> i'm getting the sense that the protest and picket lines are keeping any shoppers away? >> not at all. when actually we talked to some of the employees who were working overnight here at this particular walmart the emplo
on interstate 10, about 80 miles east of houston. i-10 runs from florida to california. both sides were shut down for hours. tens of thousands hoping to get to their thanksgiving meal were stranded. >> the cause of the accident was a heavy fog bank rolled into this area which caused no one being able to see and one accident triggered another, triggered another in a chain reaction. >> reporter: fog-related collisions are among the deadliest. earlier this year, 20 died on a florida highway, enveloped in a choking mix of fog and smoke from a brush fire. today in texas, this 5-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when a semi slammed into his mother's suv. its other precious cargo, the thanksgiving turkey. little damian ortiz used it to make sandwiches for the other injured. a roadside meal for those truly thankful, just to be alive. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> just incredible pictures tonight. ryan owens, thank you. >>> and that dense fog causing such terror in texas has been a problem in other parts of the country. in the midwest, a similar challenge and this really struck us. in chicago,
cooling by sunday. big changes next week, the complete forecast coming up in just a bit >> california highway patrol out in force this thanksgiving holiday, trying to crack down on drunk driving. kron 4's charles clifford has details on that. >> reporter: from 6:00 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. , california highway patrol in what they call a maximum enforcement period. on thanksgiving day, the highway patrol released some statistics on its first day of that enforcement effort. so far, the highway patrol said statewide, eight people have been killed in fatal collisions, chp said 262 people have been arrested for driving under the influence. last year. there were three fatalities and 267 drivers were charged with dui. here in the bay area, no fatal accidents and 50dui arrests. now, once again, the maximum enforcement period lasts until 11:59 p.m. on sunday evening. in east bay, charles clifford, kron 4 news. >>> now to a story you will only see on kron4. a family in vallejo looking for the driver they say killed their grandmother. last friday, the elderly woman was walking home from the store a fe
morning. >>> fire crews expected to be on the scene of this fire at a california power plant for days. the possible impact on the power supply. >>> thankful for life, you know and the joy and the happiness with everybody that you bring. >>> the california highway patrol with a zero policy on drivers under the influence. jana katsuyama was out tonight and saw evidence of what can go wrong. joins us live from oakland, john. >> reporter: this is southbound 880 where people are headed home after a big feast with friends and family but the dark side of the holiday season is that many people drink too much and then get behind the wheel. >> the highway patrol is circulating around the bay area searching for drunk drivers during a maximum enforcement period. >> most officers look for collision factors, speed unsafe turning movements. >>> officers tested this driver for intoxication and then arrested him after they say he smashed into a broken down car that had two babies inside. >> this gentleman didn't have any knowledge of being involved in a collision. >> that was only the beginning. the
: paragon outlets opened just two weeks ago. it's the first to open in california in the past 11 years. leaders expect it to reach full capacity today. shot earlier in chopper 5, parking lot are full, shoppers in full force really trying to cash in on those big deals. we are told the best time to come to paragon outlet mall is now. there is a little on at this point in time. if you are looking for less traffic or people inside the stores, this is the best time to come because it will get full and again, they are expected to reach full capacity today. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> j.c. penney says thanksgiving is forgiving thanks not standing in line. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. j.c. penney just opened but that's hours after some other stores. >> reporter: that's right. it opened at 5 a.m. many others opened at 6 a.m. so much later than what we have been seeing with many of their competitors. some even opened yesterday thanksgiving day to offer shoppers some deals. the reason is j.c. penney said it didn't want to overlap into thanksgiving and that customers should not have as
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
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. and this is a fight that broke out at h&m in culver city, california. police are using new tools to keep shoppers safe. the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, horseback and in the air to monitor crowds while stores move merchandise around to ease congestion. and some workers are upset about stores opening earlier each year. walmart employees in kenosha, wisconsin, and other parts of the country picketing. 147 million people are expected to shop this holiday weekend. only the beginning of the national holiday shopping spree. brandi and rob? >> here's my big question. did you go out there and started shopping yourself? i don't see gifts you brought us. >> reporter: i don't have gifts. i was eating turkey. i was having a normal thanksgiving. but gad bless those people who stood in the lines. i don't like electronics. i do have to get gifts for friends and family and, of course, for you guys. >> thank you. >> reporter: i can do that december 24th. that's what i do every year. >> i'll be in line with you. >> free for not being out there. >> no one roughs you up. st
will remain anonymous. the california highway patrol is cracking down on the u. i driving. charles clifford has details. >> from 6:00 p.m. wednesday and 1150 m 11:50 p.m. on sunday night is a maximum enforcement. on thanksgiving day the highway patrol released some statistics on its first day of of for some effort. so far this a statewide eight people have been killed in failed collisions this year. chp also says a 262 people have been arrested for driving under the influence. plaster their three fatalities and 267 drivers were charged with the allies. and the bay there been no accidents and 50 d y arrests. the maximum enforcement. at last unsell 11:59 p.m. on sunday evening. >> some thieves in oakland broken to cars on thanksgiving days. several cars longer insurable fared rather mialong ventura boulevard their windows smashed and. >> when a broken cars big mess but nothing was gone. i did not lose anything in my car just book. i never leave anything valuable inside of my car. >> police are looking for suspects for the window bregenz. a live look from the livermore out lealet. it is jam pa
of an ongoing criminal enterprise. >> cops also seized several cars and weapons. california. sea world vets released a baby sale into -- seal into the ocea. it apparently strayed from its mother back in june. rescuers discovered it had cataracts. >> she was functionally blind. she had no vision in either eye which probably was explaining the problems she was having out there catching fish and sur viflg. >> veterinary ophthalmologist performed successful surgery. researchers plan to track the seal in the wild using g.p.s. arizona. [cheers] >> a soldier just back from afghanistan surprised his girlfriend with a proposal at the airport. he ordered the ring online and had family members bring it to the gate when he landed. his fiancee studying to be a sign language interpreter so the army private signed the question and then he asked her outloud just to make sure. and that's a fox watch across america. i'm gregg jarrett in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. life is beginning to get back to normal in the middle east. more than 24 hours later israel and hamas are still honoring their ceas
. >> the california highway patrol did a maximum enforcement carry it. they had additional patrol and they really some numbers for their first day of what they call their maximum enforcement. which started wednesday as 6:00 p.m.. so far, the highway patrol says the statewide eight people have been killed in fatal collisions this year. chp also says that 262 people have been arrested for driving under the influence. lacher, there were three fatalities and 267 drivers who were charged with d.u.i. eyes. here in the bay area, there have been no fatal accidents and 50 d u i arrest. that's this year. in 2011, there were also no fatalities and 39 people were charged with driving under the influence. a family in vallejo is looking for the driver, who they said is responsible for killing their grandmother. 88 year-old clementine the few men is died after a hit- and-run accidents. last friday, they really woman was walking home from the store, just a few blocks from her house. that is when the family says, a gold colored car hit her, while she was in the crosswalk, and then drove off. the family wonders if the
and your group to leave. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. so... >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: but protesters say they have no intention of leaving until wal-mart listens to their pleas for respect and better working conditions. more walkouts are planned at stores tomorrow, though protesters worry their numbers could be hurt by workers too afraid to strike. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting to the new high-end outlet stores in livermore and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a life look at the paragon outlet malls. you see shoppers flooding into the mall right now, about to get very busy, even busier than this. the stores opened for black friday shopping just over an hour ago, and there is already a long line of traffic getting to the shopping center. take a look at this. here's a look at the intersection of 580 and 680 in dublin, a heavy stream of traffic in both directions. as you can imagine, most of these drivers racing to those
. >> this is private property. again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> okay, california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle them in front of the store. >> all right, if you don't leave, we will get the police involved on that. >> reporter: but they have no intention of leaving until wal- mart listens to their pleas for respect and better conditions. more are planned for tomorrow, though protesters worry their numbers could be hurt by workers who are too afraid to strike. to oakland, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting into the new high-end outlet stores and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a live look at the outlet mall and the stores open for black friday shopping a few minutes ago, but we are told that traffic on 580 is already a mess. two hours from midnight. >>> with black friday spilling over into thanksgiving day, the crowds are out even earlier to push and shove their way into the early holiday bargains. they will be keeping the bargain hunters safe, huh? >> reporter: yes, one of the busiest target stores in the
a rainy early friday, black friday shopping morning for people in the northwest. no problems in california. thatd oregon we'll watch the steady right rain through much of the daylight hours. >>> take a look at your weekend forecast coming right up. >>> sounds good. thanks, bill. an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. >>> plus a seat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding amount of points in just 12:14. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. there was a deadly thanksgiving traffic pileup in the fog in east texas. first responders pulled injured survivors out of vehicles in the chain reaction accident that stretched over two miles. nbc's diana alvear has more. >> reporter: once the fog lifted on interstate 10 in texas, the devastation was clear. >> we just heard car after car boom, boom, boom, boom. >> reporter: more than 100 vehicles, some piled on top of one another, mangled, twisted metal. first responders arrived to chaos. >> you've got a lot of people that were traveling for thanksgiving today. y
will start at amtrak train station in fullerton in southern california and would end up in downtown las vegas. the ceo of the venture has struck an agreement with union pacific to run the train on its lines. the hope is the first train will hit the tracks on new year's eve 2013. tickets for the adults only train would cost $99 each way. >>> medically clear, but not starting. the quarterback controversy continues. alex smith has been cleared after concussion testing. according to a team source, the plan is to start colin kaepernick on sunday against the new orleans saints. earlier this week, there were reports that head coach jim harbaugh that kaepernick would get the nod on sunday. yesterday, the team insisted that no such decision had been made. they would make the call if and when smith was cleared by a doctor. we shall see. >>> a pair of bay area teens will get invites to a bowl game this season. san jose state is on track for the first bowl appearance since 2006. they could have a pick both according to the college hotline. they could end up from the hawaii bowl to the military bowl in d.
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: the annual rung of the holiday shoppers. already things are getting out of hand. mayhem in california when a kmart opened up at 6:00 a.m. >> push one of my kids, and i will stab one of you -- >> reporter: the scene stores want to avoid. last year, canadian police tased this wal-mart shopper, resisted arrest after cutting ahead of 20 in line. this fist fight at an h & m in culver city, california. the national retail federation expects, up to 147 million people to be shopping this entire holiday weekend. with the extra crowd out there, retailers around the country are hoping for this, nice, calm, orderly lines like the one at the apple store here on icon ic fifth avenue. police are leaving nothing to chance, knowing the lure of a holiday deal. >> they just forget about regular everyday courtesy and sometimes go nuts. >> reporter: the los angeles police department is putting hundreds of extra officers on foot, on horseback, and in the air, to monitor shopping crowds. in stores like best buy, preparing for days now, creating color-coded maps, moon moonmoongsere >> reporter: mall of america ha
as well. >> the california highway patrol is out in force this thanksgiving holiday. there tracking down drunk drivers. kron 4 said charles clifford has details. >> they're door and a maximum enforcement. on thanksgiving day at the highway patrol released some numbers for the first day of what they call their maximum enforcement. . they stated that statewide a people have been killed in fatal collisions this year. chp also says that 262 people have been restive for driving under the influence. last year there were three fatalities and to much as 67 drivers were charged with dui eyes. in 2011 there were also no fatalities and 39 people were charged with driving under the influence. the maximum enforcement. continues through late sunday evening. >> a family and vallejo is looking for the driver who is responsible for killing their grandmother. she died after a hit and run accident. this was last friday when she was walking home from the store. the family states that a gold colored car hit her, what she was at the crosswalk. the family wonders if the person that hid her has any remorse and
and gentleman, the senator from the state of california, the honorable dianne feinstein. >> mr. speaker, leader pelosi, mrs. bush, leader reed, leader mcconnell, secretary of state hillary clinton and my colleagues in government, this is a special day to honor a special person in a special place. for many years, i have followed the tragedies and victories of this uncommonly courageous and persistent woman. in 1988, she quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying has been -- husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2003, following an assassina
carolina, louisiana and texas and california. >> we lost jobs. we lost 3.5 billion in economic impact. >> reporter: andrew meadows is with the trade group florida citrus mutual. >> take a look at your eight ounce glass of orange juice in the morning and imagine that not being there because that's how serious it is. >> reporter: pesticides kills the insect that carries the disease but there's no cure for trees infected with citrus greening. >> what is it like for you when you look at a tree that has this disease? >> well, first of all i think about planting that tree. a lot of them i planted. i think about how hard it's going to be to get a tree to that point. >> reporter: farmers and the u.s. department of agriculture are sending $69 million to develop of a cure but it could take years. that leaves him one option, try to grow new trees faster than his old trees are dying. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, lake wales, florida. >> we know babies like to kick and stretch. it turns out they yawn. a study of 40 ultrasounds found healthy fetuses yawn often in the early stages of pregnancy. resear
and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> time now 4:36. let's check weather with lawrence. are you still stuffed from yesterday? >> now, my suits are feeling funny. [ laughter ] >> wow! but it was good. it was worth it. going to have to work some of that off today. out the door lots of sunshine again today and some mild temperatures by the afternoon. high pressure now sliding in over us. occasionally we'll see a few high clouds and patchy fog in the valleys. otherwise looking good sailing in toward the afternoon. temperatures out the door, plan on doing a little shopping, a little chilly in spots down into the low 40s inland. 41 santa rosa, 44 san jose, 50 san francisco. by the afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures
, this is a guy educated at the university of southern california. he has the western sensibility, but make no mistake, his allegiance is to islamist party. people that are far more krad cal than he is, but he also has many liberals saying he's the new pharaoh. this will continue to go on and when you don't have that outlet of a parliament, a constitution to go to and vent and have all those debates, there is going to be a lot of frustration in the streets. you'll see that, i'm sure, for months to come. >> christiane amanpour said said short sentence, israel made a deal with an islamist government and now it appears that mohamed morsi may have gotten peace for another country, but losing it at home. we'll continue to follow the live pictures here this is tahrir square, reza sayah is there live in cairo, as he is reporting that a police car pulled up and was set on fire. you've got the protesters there who are just downright angry at these assertions that president morsi has made saying that his decisions, his decrees, his decisions over the past few months cannot be overturned until there i
. >> reporter: in sacramento, california, tempers flared thursday at this kmart. >> push me and i'll stab one of you. >> reporter: and at indianapolis, mayhem at another kmart when it ran out of tvs. >> the cops were called in. it's a mad house. >> reporter: but this morning, while the discounts are deep, experts say the lines may not be nearly as long. according to ibm commerce, 68% of annual black friday shoppers are staying home. choosing to do their buying online. sales for internet purchases already soaring, nearly 18%. also adding to the reduced crowds this morning, sales that started thursday night. >> thank you. >> reporter: this woman stocked up on tvs, well before her turkey settled. >> i saved $616. >> reporter: so, if you're at home, you're probably wondering to yourself, are there any deals out there? best buy says they have items that never go on sale. like this ipod touch. you buy it you get a $25 gift card. and the beats by dre headphones, 10% off this weekend. but the good news is, you don't have to come in the store. you can get these same deals online. josh? >> and you got
cubicle in haiti begins in january of 2010. penn was in california newly divorced from his wife and uncertain what he would next. >> it was an accident in timing in many ways. i turned on the news. >> disaster in haiti. >> there were reports that more than 300,000 were dead. thousands more injured. doctors were operating without pain medications. >> it was what we all referred to as civil war medicine. here's an aspirin and now i'll cut your arm off with a hacksaw. that was happening. >> penn says he could not turn away. his own son recently recovered from a skateboarding accident that was life threatening. penn said he remembered how much morphine had helped his son. >> something just clicked. in the earthquake, amputations on children and others with no pain medication. and the joke i've always made is an actor in hollywood knows where to find narcotics. >> days later with the help of well connected friends penn was in haiti with pharmaceuticals and medical personnel creating the haitian relief organization he calls j/p hro. >> it was a full time investment for your. >> yes.
and dancers and marching bands, including one from the bay area. >> from california, the saratoga marching band and color guard. stunts from every continent on the globe are wepd. >> they did a fan taft iblg job. the band and color guard was one of 11 bands nationwide chosen to participate in the parade and at the end of the parade a special appearance by santa, mrs. claus and the elves who made a trip from the north pole. many of us cooked for a family today but probably not as big as the family one 15-year-old oakland boy was hosting. a lack at his special way for life. >> reporter: michael caroway believes thanks is doled out one plate at a time. four years ago when he was just 11 years old a liver transplant saved his life. >> well, it all started when my mom actually wanted it know what i wanted to do to pay it forward and i asked her what it means, and she said to give something to someone and not expect anything in return. >> reporter: since then he and his family have paid it forward by organizing a thanksgiving faed for the needy at this west oakland park. a picture of caroway's l
bargainings. jane wells is joining me from outside a best buy in southern california. jane with an early good morning to you there, what kind of crowds are you seeing at best buy? >> reporter: right now, alex, you can see, it's pretty light. the line right now maybe only about 20 people. i'm going to come over here. what's your name. >> liz. >> what did you buy? >> i bought a laptop and wep cam. >> where were you earlier today? is this your first stop? >> i'm coming from work. i work at the pavilion mall. >> how long did it take you to get through the whole store? >> through this store? >> yes. >> about an hour. >> very good. thanks. enjoy yourself. it was a very different story earlier. when you talk about people walking out of walmart, employees, customers were walking out of best buy early this morning when they got here at midnight. they found that the wait in line itself after you got everything you wanted was taking in some cases over two hours. and we also spoke to the very first guy in line, alex. his name is jason mclellan. he was here since sunday night at 10:00 p.m. 98 hours until
california. they came prepared with tents as they waited for stores to open. >>> so the malls may be packed but not everyone is in favor of stores opening up earlier and earlier. hundreds of walmart workers plan to protest outside their stores today angry over low wages, benefits, and alleged retaliation against workers who try to organize. and the situation was made worse by walmart opening up on thanksgiving day. monday walmart tweeted, don't believe everything you read in the union press releases. we don't think their black friday activity will have an impact on customers. let's bring in william fletcher, a walmart employee. with a welcome to you, why are you protesting? >> i'm protesting because of the retaliation at our stores. many associates when we try to speak out are either fired or pulled into an office having to speak to multiple manages for at times hours on end. they are scare tactics. they try to put fear into people. and i'm protesting who hopefully make that stop. >> here is what one exec it tetch said on the "today" show. let's play that. >> we are really confident about a
with picket lines forming outside walmart stores from california to maryland. a group called our walmart organized the walk-off in 100 cities. >> we're asking for living wages, we're asking for decent scheduling. they're not things that are hard. i mean, we want health care. they're the most richest retailer in the world. >> sreenivasan: walmart executives said these protestors do not represent the 1.3 million employees who work at the company. >> sreenivasan: the stock market also got a boost from black friday, rising sharply on early reports of strong retail sales. on a shortened day of trading, the dow jones industrial average gained more than 172 points to close at 13,009. the nasdaq rose 40 points to close above 2,966. for the week, the dow gained 3.4%; the nasdaq rose nearly 4%. a european union summit in brussels broke up today without any agreement on a long-term budget. the 27-nation bloc was trying to reach consensus on a more than trillion-dollar long-term spending plan. it primarily funds farming and programs to spur growth in less- developed nations. some members backed a bu
temperature at 50. california looking beautiful. 81 for a high today in l.a we have those showers already associated with a front across interior portions of the northeast, down through parts of arkansas. this activity is very light. i don't think we'll see any weather-related delays associated with this front. behind it, we see snowfall already coming down across northern parts of the state of wisconsin and portions of the upper great lakes. out west, very quiet and rain across seattle. we have some winter storm warnings in effect across portions of northern wisconsin and also the upper great lakes we're expecting more significant snowfall accumulations. tomorrow, much colder. 34 the high in cleveland. 43 will be a high in new york city. >> we've got a cold front blowing right through the studio. we've got jackets and scarves. decent shopping weather and shoppers across the country out in full force trying to snap great deals. >> let's go to kaitlyn at a brand smart store in georgia. hey, kaitlyn. >> good morning. 7:00 a.m. on black friday, can you even imagine? some of these folks, they
's in paramount, california, where there are big crowds in the parking lot. who is protesting the retail chain and what are they actually hoping to accomplish? >> they're not all this from this store, and the reason why they are targeting the most important shopping day of the year to be out here in front of these stores is to remind shoppers and management that there are some serious problems here with the workers, with pay and health care. this is something twheer seeing not just in the store, but marshally across the country. from texas to maryland. there are employees who are not showing up for work. here's what one employee told us. >> we don't want customers to walk from wal-mart. this is how we pay our bills. with them this is how the store stays open. it's awesome. what we're trying to do is get a point across. that's all we're trying to do. wal-mart, help us. >> reporter: so trying to make a point. the question is has wal-mart management heard? at this point it does appear that management and these protests who are outside aren't going to be coming to the table to have any real open h
, that it is a government service in essence. host: fairfield, california. republican callers. you are on the air. caller: my only comment is that i think that the post office is just an archaic institution during i don't think -- institution. i don't think one dime of taxpayer money should be spent on it. host: let's clarify that point. guest: taxpayers pay about -- i think about $100 million. it sounds like a lot. but i believe it goes to pay for things like free delivery of freeballots -- free delivery of overseas ballots, services to the blind. those are the things provided. not a routine services. those services are basically funded out of the operating funds, the revenues, the sales revenues, so to speak, of the social-service. and so, i would not say it has been a burden so much on the taxpayers. the burden and the concern is it would be a burden in the future if it is not able to be a viable business and it leaves behind a lot of light of these like benefits owed, health care benefits. host: sorry to interrupt. i wanted him to clarify that point before you go on. caller: i use e-mail, i use ups,
will start next month. >>> this holiday shopping season a mall in california is trying something new to help parents keep track of kids. security at arden fair mall will write a parents' phone number on the back of the paper bracelet, like ones you get at a concert or social event. if clerks find a lost kid they're able to call the kid's numbers right way. >>> holiday travelers thanked for jumping into action after massive 140-vehicle pile-up in southeast texas. police welcomed the help as they rushed to the scene pulling people from cars, suvs, tractor-trailers that slammed into each other in heavy fog thanksgiving morning. two people were killed and 80 others were hurt. >>> a wire fox terrier has been named america's top dog. the 4-year-old terrier named sky was named best in show beating out 1500 other dogs at this year's national dog show. congrats to them. >>> what's trending today, a roundup of what's talking online. halle berry's ex-boyfriend showed up at her hollywood hills home thanksgiving and left in handcuffs. tmz says gabriel aubrey was dropping off their daughter and got into a
in sacramento, california. those shoppers barely inside the store when that man went off. once inside, some people may be more threatened by pressure from salespeople. you go in for a 3d tv, snag a discounted kindle, then score a deal on an ipad 4. all you intended to buy was a tv and now you wonder how will i ever pay off my credit card bill? clinical psychologist jeff gardiere joins us from new york. you're going to help us with that. we appreciate it. >> good to see you as always. >> number one, don't buy what you already have. that seems simple. >> yeah. stay away from the duplications. listen, we don't need another hero and we don't need another flat screen tv. because of the pressure from the retailers, we feel that we just need to go a little bit better, go a little bit bigger. stick with what you have. carol, i love watching you on my 42" plasma tv. i don't need to go to the 52". i'll keep what i have right now. >> you're a strong man, jeff gardere. you say also make a list. >> make a list before you go into the store and stick to the list. you discussed right here on your broadcast
is standing outside a walmart in paramount, california. you were in the middle of the protests today. tell us what happened. >> reporter: this is a very large protest here, joe. there were at the height of this the l.a. county sheriff's department estimating about 1,000 protesters in or around this particular walmart. and this protest, it was loud, it was ruckus, it was the very opposite of what you might expect on a black friday shopping day here at a walmart. and that's the point. the employees who walked off the job joined by many supporters and labor say they want today make the point to management that they want to have a fair discussion about pay, about health care as well about the hours that they work. they chose black friday, a very potent day to make that point. here's what an employee as well as a shopper told us what they think. >> they say do this, do that. none of it works. this is the only way we can get our voice out there is speaking with the media, the public. >> just a matter that they have to, you know, do things right for the employees. >> doing things right for the emplo
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